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SATAII and IDE drives read-only

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by MaverickUK, Jul 11, 2007.

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  1. MaverickUK

    MaverickUK Thread Starter

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    Hey,

    Okay, so i installed a new SATAII drive the other day and installed Windows XP Home and the IDE drive also has Windows XP installed. Since this, all my files and folders on both hard drives are set to read-only and it seems even when i go into safe mode and set access, it still doesn't work... When removing the read-only tab on a drive or folder, it will instantly come back upon closing the window.

    The IDE drive is set up to master/slave with the DVD R/W - the drive being slave and the DVD R/W being the master - the jumper on the IDE drive is set correctly. The SATAII drive is set to 1.5GB/s via the jumper (as my board is limited to 1.5GB/s) so this is out the window as a possible cause. I have replaced the IDE cable (twice) and still no change. I have also tried both drives alone in the system, though the read-only attribute still exists for both drives.

    I have used command line attributes, that comes out unsuccessful too. I am officially 110% out of ideas about this and nobody else i know seems to have an answer either! Your help and comments would be greatly appreciated.

    Regards,
    Nick.
     
  2. MaverickUK

    MaverickUK Thread Starter

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    BUMP. I'm guessing everyone else is as stumped as me! :)
     
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